Could someone explain the grammar of the amalgation of possesive pronouns with eins? For example consider the word 'euereins' source: example.

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I seldom encounter another combination than unsereiner, which is defined in DWDS as indefinite pronoun and as colloquial with the meaning sombody like us. The singular form meinereiner (somebody like me) is even more colloquial but sometimes used in conversation, likely due to its internal repetition.

I can't address the historic part, but the used einen is already the indefinite pronoun. DWDS just mentions that the first part is no genitive form.

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    I think DWDS doesn't mean "unser" is not genitive, but that "unsereiner" has no genitive. E.g. *"Autos unsereiner" is wrong. Also note that "unsereins" ist much more frequent than "unsereiner" according to DWDS.
    – Dodezv
    Apr 19, 2022 at 9:12

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